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PPP Myths vs. Facts – Know the Truth

Detroit Means Business has outlined Myths vs. Facts of the Paycheck Protection Program to help you better understand [...]

Small Business Covid Safety Health Forum

Are you a small business owner concerned about keeping employees and customers safe from COVID-19? Join Kai Bowman, [...]

MI Restaurants and Bars Can Reopen Indoor Dinning on Feb 1

Last week, Governor Whitmer announced an updated epidemic order that will allow indoor dinning at restaurants and bars [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Latest Updates

Please visit the City of Detroit’s vaccine site for the latest information. Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard See more [...]

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program Opens January 19

As part the recent state COVID relief bill that included $58 million in small business support, Detroit small [...]

SBA Announces PPP Re-Opening the Week of January 11

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be re-opening Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this upcoming week. This new [...]

Helping Small Businesses Prepare for Winter

As pandemic continues and our local small businesses struggle to stay open, designers are essential to helping businesses [...]

Detroit Means Business, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Name Kai Bowman First-Ever Vice President, DMB

DETROIT— Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) today announced the hiring of Kai Bowman as Vice President, Detroit Mean [...]

MEDC encourages Michiganders to “Support Local” this holiday season, and beyond

LANSING, Mich. – Thanksgiving and the holiday season are fast approaching, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is urging [...]

Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative to provide $10 million in grants for COVID-19 recovery efforts

Michigan Strategic Fund authorizes relief program to expected support small businesses disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 crisis. Eligible small [...]

New City of Detroit Marijuana Ordinance Information

Overview On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the Detroit City Council passed the Medical Marijuana Facilities and Adult-Use Marijuana [...]

Expand Capacity Through Winterized Outdoor Facilities

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is providing federal CARES Act funds to help qualifying [...]

Governor Issues Updated Emergency Order with New Restrictions for a 3-week Pause

On November 15, the Governor issued a new Emergency Order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social [...]

State Releases Q&A on Collection of Information for Contact Tracing

Under the October 29, 2020 Gatherings and Face Masks Epidemic Order, many organizations are required to collect information [...]

Open Detroit – The Winter Edition (Outdoor Seating)

In June of 2020, the City of Detroit announced an expanded and expedited outdoor dining program called Open [...]

Huntington’s Lift Local Business℠ Program

Everyone deserves a shot at financial success. Check out Huntington’s business support: No unnecessary extras – just a [...]

Small Business PPE Kit Distribution Oct. 26-29

In an effort to support with safe operations during this time Detroit Means Business will provide small businesses [...]

Free Digital Training and Coaching For Your Business

Join our Detroit Digital Coach, Katrina Turnbow, for free training and coaching for your business. Katrina is a [...]

Sign Up For Neighborhood Improvement Updates

The City of Detroit wants to keep you up to date on the opportunities Mayor Mike Duggan’s Neighborhood [...]

Detroit Issues COVID-19 Public Health Order

Mayor Mike Duggan and Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair issued a new COVID-19 public health order that [...]

Free Business Listings via Plain Sight

Looking to promote your business and build community? Now through the end of the year, Plain Sight is [...]

Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund

Michigan’s Restaurant Association Is Releasing Pandemic Relief Funds up to $500 for Workers in Need. Applications for the [...]

Introducing: The UofM Impact Studio for Local Business

The U-M Impact Studio for Local Business is a site that contains helpful tools, guides, and excel models [...]

Resources for Entrepreneurs Needing to Exit Their Business

For some businesses, we know that coronavirus will force entrepreneurs to permanently close their doors. If you are [...]

Stay Safe Order Amended (Executive Order 2020-160)

On July 29, Governor issued Executive Order 2020-160, an amended Stay Safe Order, which requires indoor gatherings be [...]

Introducing ‘In Good Company’ – Inspirational Stories of Detroit Entrepreneurs

Are you a Detroit Entrepreneur seeking inspiration to continue your entrepreneurial journey? You are Not Alone! Developed by [...]

Now Available: $100 Million in Small Business Grants

Applications for new grant program now open! Businesses are now able to apply for grant support to aid in [...]

SBAM Releases Guidance and Resources for New Executive Order

On July 10, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued an executive order expanding the scope of and increasing enforcement around [...]

Closing Indoor Service at Detroit Bars – Executive Order

In an effort to control the increase of COVID-19 cases  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered that all licensed [...]

City of Detroit Offering Rapid Testing for Detroit Businesses

The City of Detroit is offering Detroit businesses free COVID-19 rapid tests at the Detroit Health Department (DHD) [...]

Playbooks now available in Arabic, Bengali, and Spanish

Recognizing the diversity of Detroit’s business community, Detroit Means Business has created infographic versions of our playbooks in [...]

Mayor Duggan Walks Detroiters Through Process of Lowering Their Auto Insurance

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gave an informational presentation to walk Detroit motorists through their auto insurance bills to [...]

Barbershops, Salons, & Similar Businesses Reopening Guidance

Barbershops, hair and nail salons, body art shops, massage parlors, and tanning lounges may reopen after June 15th. [...]

Statement on Racial Discrimination and Social Justice

The spirit of Detroit is to promote and fight for the rights of its citizens. This spirit resides [...]

City Relaxing Outdoor Seating Restrictions

Notice: This information has been amended, up to date regulations and information can be found here: https://www.detroitmeansbusiness.org/2020/10/open-detroit-the-winter-edition-outdoor-seating/ The [...]

Reopening Guide for Retail Business

The City of Detroit’s Reopening Guide for Detroit’s Retail Businesses is available now! It offers guidance and resources [...]

COVID-19 Small Business Playbook

The City of Detroit’s COVID-19 Small Business PlayBook, reviewed and approved by the City’s Chief Medical Consultant Dr. [...]